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In a cosmic first, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the disintegration of an asteroid in deep space. Astronomers have seen comets break apart as they near the sun, but they'd never witnessed anything similar in an asteroid in the main belt …
Hubble witnesses an asteroid mysteriously disintegratingTG Daily
NASA's Hubble Snaps Rare Sight Of Asteroid Breaking Up Into Pieces [PHOTOS]International Business Times
Hubble captures giant asteroid's disintegrationBusiness Standard
Science a Gogo -Design & Trend -Huffington Post
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:41 am
Anyone who has ever taken the term “laptop” seriously can attest to the extraordinary amount of heat they produce when the processor is cranking away. Despite years of advances in processor design, there is still a lot of heat produced as a by-product of …
Multiferroic Magnetic Materials can Increase Power Efficiency of ComputersNature World News
Spin waves make electronics 1000 times more efficientAmerican Live Wire
Spin Waves Could Make Electronics One Thousand Times More EfficientGuardian Liberty Voice
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:31 am
In the latest ruling in the ongoing patent war between Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNLF) and Apple Inc. (AAPL), the latter's request for ban on sales of the Korean company's products was denied. However, the court approved $930 million in damages to be …
Apple loses sales ban against SamsungFudzilla
US court denies Apple bid for Samsung banKorea Times
Apple again denied request for complete US sales ban on Samsung productsBusiness Standard
Businessweek -Daily News & Analysis -GlobalPost
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:25 am
EPIC requested the FTC to use its authority to "halt" the proposed acquisition and in case it proceeds, order Facebook to "insulate WhatsApp users' information from access by Facebook's data collection practices." ET SPECIAL: Save precious time tracking …
Could Privacy Concerns Kill Facebook-WhatsApp Deal?Businessweek
Activist groups seek privacy review of Facebook-WhatsApp tie-upHindu Business Line
Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook's Deal To Buy WhatsAppNeviewpoint
Computerworld -Bloomberg -Ubergizmo
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:17 am
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, has made vast swathes of its library free to use, in an effort to combat piracy. Millions of images – including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama – will now be available without cost to blogs and …
Getty's new embed tool will let you post its photos on Twitter, Tumblr and …Daily News & Analysis
Getty Images embraces the future with plans for free use of photographsIrish Independent
Getty makes 35 million images embeddable to gather data, monetize usagePCWorld
The Guardian -PC Magazine -CBC.ca
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:16 am
Google might put brakes on the Nexus 7 tablet from this year. The company is rumoured to be working on an 8-inch tablet as the successor to the successful Nexus 7 launched in 2013 and 2012. Now according to a report in the Digitimes which refer to …
Google Nexus 8 Tablet Release Date; Launch Coupled With Android 4.5/5.0 OS …KDramaStars
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 10:00 am
Google has expanded its cloud reseller program as the web giant tries to enlist the channel to help it diversify its business away from search. The updates to the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program were announced by the company on Thursday and sees …
Google Redefines Cloud Platform ChannelChannelnomics
Google announces new three-tier channel program for its Google Cloud PlatformTopNews United States
Google Casting Wider Net For Cloud Partners With New Three-Tier Channel …CRN
InformationWeek -Channel Partners -TechCrunch
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:43 am
Instead of visiting a number of retail Web sites to find the best deal on an item, use this free app and let it do the hard work for you. Jason Cipriani. by Jason Cipriani. March 6, 2014 2:29 PM PST. Follow @MrCippy. (Credit: Jason Cipriani/CNET). Shopping …
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:36 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There's an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone, developed by the Madison-based …
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:12 pm
Facebook has gone through many iterations, and some growing pains, in its quest to find a happy balance between an interface that people love to use, and that will serve the best business purpose for ad-funded the social network. Starting today, Facebook …
Facebook Discloses News Feed RedesignNew Tang Dynasty Television
Facebook is finally rolling out a huge redesign to its News FeedThe Week Magazine
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 6:23 pm
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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps. Conducted over snacks and beer, the late-night festivity was a spontaneous reunion of a security super-group that had come to Koum's aid in 2000 as he grappled with a denial-of-service attack that knocked Yahoo offline when Koum was responsible for security there. The two most famous exceptions are WhatsApp, the messaging service that Koum co-founded, and Napster, the pioneering file-sharing company that was shut down by the music industry in 2001. Napster Co-founder Shawn Fanning was one of several members still in high school.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:06 am
Baidu Inc has formed a partnership to apply for a private banking license, as China's biggest search engine provider moves from acting as a store front for money market funds to a certified financial institution. Baidu and other Chinese Internet companies such as Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd have offered wealth management products since last year. They have attracted millions of investors thanks to interest rates on consumer deposits that are higher than those offered by banks, which are subject to a cap of 3.3 percent for one-year savings.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:09 am
By Aron Ranen and Brandon Lowrey TEMPLE CITY, California (Reuters) – A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to legions of bitcoin traders, practitioners and boosters around the world, appeared to lose his anonymity on Thursday after Newsweek published a story that said he lived in Temple City, California, just east of Los Angeles. Newsweek included a photograph and described a short interview, in which Nakamoto said he was no longer associated with Bitcoin and that it had been turned over to other people.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 4:28 am
By William Mallard TOKYO (Reuters) – A week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, Japan is still struggling to craft a response to the bitcoin phenomenon, saying the crypto-currency is not legal tender, though it might be taxable and subject to money-laundering controls. The issue took on new prominence in Japan on February 28, when Mt. Gox sought Chapter 11-style bankruptcy protection, saying it had lost bitcoins and cash worth some half a billion dollars due to hacker attacks. Although the government understands that bitcoin is not issued or backed by any government or central bank, "we have not grasped the situation in its entirety." The authorities are monitoring the Mt. Gox bankruptcy process and, if necessary, will consider a response, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Fewer than 1 percent of Mt. Gox's 127,000 creditors are Japanese, the company has said.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:49 am
British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will list on London’s AIM market next week with a market capitalization of 560 million pounds ($936 million) after tapping into current investor appetite for internet retail stocks. Boohoo’s larger rival, ASOS, also listed on London’s junior market AIM, has a market capitalization of 5.6 billion pounds – a value that would place it in the FTSE 100 index were it to shift to the main stock market. About 55 percent of boohoo’s enlarged issued share capital would be freely tradable post flotation.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 9:17 am
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – High-speed trader Infinium Capital Management, which has struggled financially, has stopped trading and is working to wind down the company, President Mark Palchak told Reuters on Thursday. Currency broker FXCM Inc and a subsidiary have acquired five trading desks, physical assets and 48 employees from Infinium to start a new joint venture, V3 Markets, Palchak and FXCM said. Palchak, who is chief executive of the new company, said the employees represented a majority of Infinium’s traders. It included approximately $11.9 million owed by Infinium to FXCM, according to the brokerage.
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 9:42 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:49 am
HP continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’s website – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case. In addition to an almost 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution, the HP 8 offers a quad-core Allwinner processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 25GB of free Box cloud storage, microSD support, 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, stereo
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:30 am
Massachusetts' highest court has declared that it's not illegal to take photographs up the skirts of women in public — so-called "upskirt" photos — sparking calls for new legislation to explicitly outlaw the practice. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, the state's Supreme Judicial Court said that a man who took photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law, because the women he photographed could not be considered nude or partially nude. "A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is 'partially nude,' no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing," the court said in its ruling. Prosecutors in the case had argued that the state's statutes could be interpreted to include upskirt photographs, but the defense argued that the laws only cover people who are nude or partially nude, and that the woman in question did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy on the subway.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 10:17 am